Shoot What You Get for Charity

By now most tattoo enthusiasts have heard of Get What You Get – the game of tattoo chance. At RTG we wanted to do something different, so not only do we have a Get What You Get machine but we also have Shoot What You Get For Charity! 

Shoot What You Get is pretty simple; first you choose one of our nerf guns and then you use it to shoot at a wall of flash. Whichever flash design your nerf dart lands on is the tattoo you get – leaving your design up to the Tattoo Gods! All tattoos are in the American traditional style and are $100 for black and grey and $150 for color. The entire price of your tattoo goes to a rotating charity that changes twice a year. Because we believe in supporting our local community, every charity serves the Capital Region. If you have a local charity you would like us to consider please email us at

Fill out our appointment request form to get in for your chance at Shoot What You Get. Check out some videos of Shoot What You Get in action at the bottom of this page!

SWYG was inspired by “Crapshoot” by Adam Hawthorn at Big Trouble Tattoo and the flash of Charlie Cartwright at Good Time Charlie’s Tattoo Parlor.

Current Charity:

Free Food Fridge Albany – You may have seen one of their nine brightly painted food fridges around the Capital Region. They stock each fridge with fresh food, low-intervention food and ready-to-eat meals. The fridges’ are located in food insecure, systemically oppressed and marginalized neighborhoods. They are an anonymous and direct food access point for many in the community. Free Food Fridge Albany is always looking for fridge hosts, artists and sponsors as well as prepared foods and produce. 

Previous Charities:

Wellspring provides domestic violence and sexual assault services for residents of Saratoga County. They provide a 24 hour hotline and live chat, counseling, case management and long-term housing assistance. All services they provide are free.  Wellspring also hosts educational and prevention programs. 

ReShop for the Good benefitting Rebuilding Together Saratoga County – ReShop is a wonderful secondhand furniture and home goods store located at 132 Milton Ave in Ballston Spa. Profits from sales go to support Rebuilding Together Saratoga who help ensure homeowners in need can live independently in safe and healthy homes.

Gateway House of Peace in Ballston Spa. Gateway House is a charitable organization whose mission is to provide a safe, comfortable and caring home to terminally ill patients under the medical care of Hospice. Thanks to their generous donors, Gateway House is able to provide this housing at no charge to their residents. They are 100% donor funded, meaning they do not receive insurance reimbursements or state or government funding. If you are interested in volunteering with them please fill out the form here.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York  delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide. Their services include (but are not limited to) abortion, birth control, cancer screenings, emergency contraception, gynecological care, health insurance enrollment, HIV testing and counseling, HPV vaccine, LGBTQ health, menopausal hormone therapy, PEP, PrEP, sexually transmitted infections testing, transgender/nonbinary hormone therapy, vasectomy and wellness exams. Planned Parenthood of Greater New York has locations in the Capital Region include Amerstdam, Clifton Park, Cobleskill, Johnstown, Queensbury, Saratoga Springs and Schenectady.